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Vuze

4 W. 4th Avenue, Suite 401
San Mateo, CA 94401
USA
Website Company Summary Management Team
Management

CEO: Gilles BianRosa (2005)
Technology: Olivier Chalouhi (06/30/2003)
Sales/Marketing: Chris Thun ; Christophe Gillet
Business Development: Kelly C Egan; Peter Bradley
General Counsel/Legal: Laura Tunberg
Board

Outside board: (May no longer be on the board) Mike Ramsay (NEA Venture Partner) Mathias Schilling (Bertlesmann Ventures Partner) Jarl Mohn (Liberty Digital Former CEO) Chris Moore (Redpoint Ventures Partner)
Company

Business description: Vuze is the world's most popular entertainment platform for high-res digital content: video, music, and games. With an installed base of 11 million unique client downloads in its first nine months, more than 500,000 new viewers joining per week and more than 100 content partners to date, Vuze is experiencing unprecedented organic growth. Vuze attracts and features high quality content from a growing roster of global television networks, premier production studios and thousands of maverick content creators, on the most advanced, most open entertainment platform ever created. Vuze is developed by Vuze, Inc.(formerly known as Azureus, Inc.), with offices in Palo Alto, Paris, and New York. The new commercial-grade platform is supported by powerful peer-sharing technology, enabling its vast global community the ability to browse, share, search and discover unique multimedia entertainment in a high-resolution format. Vuze has introduced Fanhattan, designed to be an entertainment discovery engine, a single point of aggregation for all of the TV and movie entertainment options available on (and off) the Web. At the core of the service is The Open Movie Database (TMDb), a formerly independent user-created database that Vuze has now acquired. (Vuze says the site "will be completely rebranded and redesigned to support the new service.")
Customers include: Ministry of Sound TV
Partners include: BBC Worldwide ;  Independent Television Festival
Capital

Rounds: 3
Recent Fundings: Dec 2007   Dec 2006
Capital raised: 34.0M
Last Round: 20.0M
Ownership: Private  
Angels/other VCs: Jarl Mohn (Liberty Digital)

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Overview
Record updated: Dec 2010
Sector: Communications
Headcount: 11-25 as of Dec 2006
Rounds: 3
Recent Fundings: Dec 2007   Dec 2006
Capital Raised: 34.0M
Last Round: 20.0M
Ownership: Private